Audi Cup 2013FC Bayern, Manchester City, AC Milan and FC SÃ£o Paulo set to compete in the Audi Cup 2013
The Audi Cup has become a classic event and part of the pre-season preparations of the worldâ€™s best football clubs. Four top teams will battle it out at Munichâ€™s Allianz Arena for the first international title of the 2013 season in the third installment of the Audi Cup tournament.
The teams competing are 2012 treble winner and home team, FC Bayern Munich; English Premier League Champions of the 2011/2012 season, Manchester City; nine-time European Cup winner, AC Milan; and three-time World Cup winner and reigning Champion of the South American â€œCopa Sudamericanaâ€ Club Championship, FC SÃ£o Paulo.
Manchester City and AC Milan will open the 2013 Audi Cup on the 31st of July, thereafter FC Bayern Munich will meet FC SÃ£o Paulo. Winners of these two matches will secure their place in the final, due to be held on 1 August. The third/fourth playoff will also be held on 1 August before the final. Kick-off times will be 18h15 and 20h30 for the respective games on each night.
The first Audi Cup was staged in 2009 where FC Bayern Munich walked away with the title. The tournament is held every two years and in 2011, the title was won by FC Barcelona. This year, the winner will again receive the coveted trophy, a 60 centimetre cup created by Audi Design and made of aluminum.
The Audi Cup is only one of the many football initiatives which Audi is involved in. Audi is also the daily companion of players, coaches and officials of Europeâ€™s premier soccer clubs. Audi and Bayern Munich have enjoyed a partnership since 2002. As a premium partner, Audi provides the club with 50 vehicles and also holds a total stake of 9.09 percent in FC Bayern Munich AG. Audi also has commitments with top-caliber teams on an international scale, including Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, FC Chelsea and AC Milan.
The Audi Cup will be broadcast live in South Africa on Supersport 3 and Supersport HD4 on 31 July and 1 August.
|31 July 2013||Manchester City vs AC Milan||18:00 â€“ 20:15||SS3 and SS HD4|
|31 July 2013||FC Bayern Munich vs FC SÃ£o Paulo||20:15 â€“ 22:30||SS3 and SS HD4|
|1 August 2013||3rd/4th playoff||18:00 â€“ 20:15||SS3 and SS HD4|
|1 August 2013||Final||20:15 â€“ 22:30||SS3 and SS HD4|